What a weekend it was! We were thrilled to learn our 2008 Osborn Ranch Zinfandel was awarded a double gold in the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair tasting. Last year, Bret was honored as Sonoma County’s Outstanding Young Farmer and we weren’t sure anything could top that, but this feels equally exciting!

Our prized gold medal from this year’s harvest fair.

So, what does a double gold mean? A double gold is when every judge in the tasting awards the wine a gold medal vs. a simple majority. For example, if there were 10 judges and six rated a wine as a gold, while four rated it as a silver, it would be classified as a gold. With a double gold, it means there were no discrepancies among the judges– it was a unanimous gold medal winner!

Confirmation of a job well done on both the winemaking and growing fronts!

This wine was always a winner in our minds, but it sure feels good when others agree! We were also excited to find that grapes we grew and sold to other wineries achieved high marks. DeLormier’s Primitivo is made up entirely from grapes grown on the Osborn Ranch and up to 40% of the fruit used to make Kenwood’s Sonoma County Cabernet came from our vineyards–both were also gold medal winners!

The Sonoma County Harvest Fair takes place this weekend, September 30-October 2, with tasting events and festivities for all ages to enjoy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can find more information at www.harvestfair.org. Where else can you sample all Sonoma County has to offer in one place? Be sure to stop by the Munselle Vineyards table to sip and say hello!